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In this workshop you’ll be introduced to AutoCAD’s 3D modeling capabilities. The contents of this course include:
Navigating in 3D
AutoCAD answers the challenge of working with 3D models on a 2D screen by providing a variety of tools to change your point of view and the ability to see all sides of an object simultaneously in multiple viewports. In this chapter you will learn how to change the way objects are displayed with visual styles and how to present designs in perspective.
Drawing in 3D
In this chapter you will learn about tools and coordinate systems that can help you specify and transform objects in three dimensions. From the world coordinate system, to user coordinate systems both static and dynamic, to point filters, elevations, and 3D transformation gizmos, you will understand how to manipulate objects in 3D space.
Modeling an Ionic Column
In this chapter you will model a classical Ionic column and in the process meet various challenges that its complex geometry presents. You will use solid and surface toolsets to accomplish the goal of creating a complete 3D model.
Documenting 3D Models
In this chapter you will project 2D plan, elevation, section, and detail drawings from a 3D model, adjust the drawings’ properties, and add associative dimensions in a layout.
Creating Dynamic Slideshows, Animations, and Renderings
In this chapter you will put your designs in motion to create dynamic presentations. You will also assign materials, create light sources, and render a realistic image of a 3D model interior.
The lessons are wrapped in a feature-rich interface that lets you jump to any topic and bookmark individual sections for later review. Full-Screen mode provides a hi-def, immersive experience, and Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window so you can play the videos alongside your application. Also included are exercise files that give you an easy way to try out the techniques you learn.